A late purpose by Ellis Simms noticed Everton earn an important level within the Premier League relegation battle as Sean Dyche’s facet drew 2-2 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Joao Felix opened the scoring early within the second half, earlier than Graham Potter’s facet have been pegged again by Abdoulaye Doucoure on 69 minutes. Nonetheless, Chelsea have been awarded a penalty 4 minutes later which was transformed by Kai Havertz and the London facet appeared to be heading to a snug conclusion till Simms scored within the ninetieth minute to drive a draw.
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Chelsea shaded a primary half of few possibilities and little actual high quality. Felix had the most effective probability of the opening 45 minutes however drilled his shot straight at Jordan Pickford as Graham Potter’s facet have been unable to capitalise regardless of dominating possession.
Seven minutes into the second half, Felix discovered the breakthrough to attain his second purpose since signing for Chelsea in January and his first at Stamford Bridge.
Ben Chilwell‘s low ball into the field was blocked by Michael Keane into the trail of the Portugal striker, who spun and fired a pinpoint left-footed effort in off the correct publish.
4 minutes later, United States ahead Christian Pulisic fired emphatically into the far nook earlier than his strike was dominated out for an offside name on Felix within the build-up.
Regardless of hardly ever threatening the Chelsea purpose, Everton discovered a leveller on 69 minutes by means of Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Dwight McNeil‘s nook was headed in direction of purpose by James Tarkowski, and Doucoure flicked the defender’s effort on past Kepa Arrizabalaga and simply over the road earlier than Kai Havertz booted the ball away. Referee Darren England checked goalline know-how earlier than signalling that the ball crossed the road.
However simply 4 minutes later, supplier Tarkowski tripped Reece James within the penalty field to concede a spot-kick. Havertz dispatched into the right-hand facet of the online with Pickford diving the opposite manner.
The sport appeared to be heading in Chelsea’s favour till substitute Simms powered his manner by means of the Chelsea defence and slotted residence within the ultimate minute of regulation to attain his first ever Premier League purpose.
The purpose helped Everton rise to fifteenth within the desk, whereas Chelsea are in tenth place.